I’m Seth Spain, an assistant professor of organizational behavior and leadership at Binghamton University, part of the State University of New York. I am a psychologist by training, having earned my Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
I do research on a variety of topics, primarily individual differences (or, in regular terms, personality) and its role in leader development, and the dynamics of individual behavior at work, especially related to job performance. Furthermore, I am a card-carrying statistician, and I do work on developing research methods for use in studying the topics above. I am deeply interested in Bayesian analysis, in particular.
I teach classes on leadership at the undergraduate and MBA levels. I teach courses on statistics and data analysis at the MBA and Ph.D. levels, and courses on research design at the Ph.D. level.
My work has been featured on CNN, the Wall Street Journal, CBS, NPR, Al jazeera America, and Inc.com.